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- The original press release contained the following summary. It was shortened when listed in TV guides.
Spend some time with Craig's little sister, Jessica, with a series of 5 short stories. Follow along as she trains to be the best video game fighter in "Power Punchers," deals with a loose tooth in "Incisor Trading," puts on her own TV show in "The Jessica & Small Uncle Show," saves Kelsey's sword in "Jessica in Operation" and takes family game night too far in "Jessica in Payup!"
- The summary was listed in TV guides as the following:
Spend some time with Craig's little sister, Jessica, as she trains to be the best video game fighter, deals with a loose tooth, puts on her own TV show, saves a sword and takes family game night too far.
"The Jessica and Small Uncle Show"
Jessica is watching the end of an episode of her favorite show when Craig runs into the room, excited to watch a Slide the Ferret TV show. Jessica suggests a different show for him to watch: her own acting-out of her favorite show. Craig humors her at first, but after getting injured by her antics and not appreciating her playing pretend, he raises his voice at her, upset that he sat through her "show" rather than watching his TV show. Jessica throws her Small Uncle doll at Craig, knocking him over.
Craig and J.P. spin a merry-go-round at a playground in the Creek for Kelsey to hit with her sword. The sword bounces off and flies into a small enclosed slide that none of the Stump Kids are able to fit through. Craig calls Jessica, asking her for help with a "special mission". Jessica obliges, and after arriving, slides down, and finds the sword. Lil' Chris grabs it before she can and begins chewing on it, but Jessica offers him some gum from her backpack, which he accepts in exchange for the sword. He begins blowing a huge bubble, forcing Jessica to leave through another slide. The bubble makes its way down the slide before exploding, covering the Stump Kids in gum. They cheer her success.
The family are playing a board game called Payup! and Jessica lands on a space that causes her to lose most of her in-game money, upsetting her. Jessica asks if they can play a different game called Twirl-A-Squirrel instead, but Bernard says that it isn't age-appropriate, even for her. On Jessica's next few turns, she loses money to Craig, Bernard, and Duane, causing her to wish to quit.
The next day, Craig wakes up to use the bathroom, only to find Jessica, who claims that he owes her money for landing on the toilet and shows him a house from the game floating in the bowl. Bernard talks to Gibson on the phone and goes to sit on the couch, only to be poked by another Payup! house. Jessica pops up behind the couch shouting "Payup!". Nicole opens into the fridge only to find a house in and on everything, even inside a sealed orange juice bottle. Jessica tells her to Payup! The family gathers in Jessica's room, the only place free of houses, to figure out how to stop her. Nicole declares their only option is to play Twirl-A-Squirrel with her. In their game, on Bernard's turn, the squirrel vomits, indicating his loss. Craig and Jessica laugh at him, ending the episode.
- Lil' Chris
- The Secret Kid (cameo)
- Wren (cameo)
- Charmaine (cameo)
- Gibson (mentioned)
- This is the fourth episode where Jessica visits the Creek.
- The title card uses the same font as Three's a Crowd.
- Slide the Ferret returns from "Kelsey the Worthy" in The Jessica & Small Uncle Show as a cartoon Craig wants to watch.
- Puppercut, the dog Jessica chooses as her fighter has a super move that resembles Akuma's Shun Goku Satsu from the Street Fighter series.
- Payup! is a parody of the property-trading board game Monopoly.
- The Power Punchers' title screen is seen for the first time, revealing the game to be developed by CapNK, a portmanteau of the real companies Capcom and SNK.
- Guacola is a drink originally from Steven Universe.
- Matt Burnett has previously stated that Steven Universe is a show in Craig of the Creek, meaning the drink is likely tie-in merchandise with Steven Universe.
- This episode's premiere was the most watched of the second season, with 520,000 viewers.